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Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

  • 1.  Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 20 days ago

    Want to turn those job applications into job interviews? The ASCE Resume Workshop can help!

    The workshop has two threads. This one is for public sector job resumes, with experts to answer your specific public sector questions.  The other is for general resume review.  Submit your resume here, in the general review thread, or both.

    All submitted resumes will be reviewed by coaches and receive a response by November 15 in the thread it was posted in.

    We are accepting resumes only - please do not post a CV. We also ask that you only submit in a PDF format.

    Please note all resumes submitted will be reviewed before they are published on the thread.  If you are interested in a specific public agency level (local, county/regional, state, or federal), please note that in your post.

    *** You must be an ASCE Member for your resume to be reviewed.

    Learn more about the ASCE Resume Coaches

    Find more information on finding a job in the public sector!



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    Becky Waldrup P.E., M.ASCE
    Senior Manager, Professional Activities
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    Reston VA
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  • 2.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 19 days ago
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    Greetings
    I'm Gian Chand, Civil engineering student from Pakistan. I'm attaching my resume below. Kindly review it.
    Thanks

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    Gian Chand S.M.ASCE
    Civil Engineer
    Hyderabad
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  • 3.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 19 days ago
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    Hello, thank you for this service. I'm Mohamed a Ph.D. student at Lawrence Technological University. I have attached my resume for review. Thank you

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    [Mohamed] [E. Mohamed] [P.E]
    [PhD canditate]
    [Civil Engineering Department, Lawrence Technological University]
    [Southfield] [MI]
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  • 4.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 16 days ago
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    Good afternoon Mohamed,

    Your resume has some good "guts" to it! Your experience and education will put you on the short list for structural engineering positions, especially those focusing on highway bridges. I've attached a copy of your resume with my detailed comments included.

    Keep in mind that managers, human resources specialists, and people outside academia may not have as much "in-depth" knowledge as you've acquired. Avoid jargon unless it is critical to the specific job posting.

    A final note: Be aware that a resume for a federal position should follow a prescribed format. You can start learning more about that here: https://www.usajobs.gov/help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/.

    Best of luck with the job market as you transition from your PhD studies!

    Respectfully,

    Bruce King, P.E., M.ASCE
    Project Manager
    Rail & Aviation Bureau
    Vermont Agency of Transportation

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    Bruce King P.E., M.ASCE
    Project Manager
    Waterbury Center VT
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  • 5.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 14 days ago
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    Hi Gian,

    Thanks for submitting your resume for review. Your resume has several positive features.
    Please see attached revised version that includes my comments and suggested edits. I hope this could help you to further enhance your resume.

    Good luck,
    Hossein Ajideh

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    Hossein Ajideh Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
    City of Carlsbad
    Carlsbad CA
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  • 6.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 19 days ago
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    Good morning,  I've attached my college resume (it includes only work relevant to my course of study and prioritizes the education section first). Any suggestions welcome,

    Thank you

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    Sakira Del Rosario S.M.ASCE
    White Plains NY
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    Resume_SDR_2021_forEdits.pdf   134 KB 1 version


  • 7.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 18 days ago
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    Sakira,
    I have reviewed your resume, and you have a concise and professional resume. I like the way your resume laid out, and it makes it easy to follow. Attached are some comments that I think will make your resume even stronger.

    Please let me know if you have nay questions on my comments.

    Thanks.

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    Doug Cantrell P.E., M.ASCE
    Professional Engineer
    Durham NC
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  • 8.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 19 days ago
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    Hello all,

    Thank you for hosting this service! Attached is my resume.

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    Gehan Mendis, S.M.ASCE
    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, IN
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    Attachment(s)

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    Gehan Mendis Resume.pdf   106 KB 1 version


  • 9.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 16 days ago
    Gehan:

    OVERALL IMPRESSION -- I like your resume and would hire you immediately.  Navigation is great and upholds my interest.  WoW -- International Experience!!  Five Stars -- Community Outreach!!  However, I do have some feedback and NOT to be difficult.

    Your concentration is in Construction --- Accounting??  Building??  Claims Avoidance / Litigation??  Codes / Policy??  Commissioning??  Construction Management??  Documentation / Record-Keeping??  Innovation??Partnering??   Proposals??  QA / QC??  Safety??  Scheduling??  Sub-Contracting??  Stakeholder Outreach??  Value Management??  Huge Field and need to be much sharper especially at the beginning of your resume!!

    ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE / VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE -- How did you ADD VALUE??  What was the stakeholder feedback??  What was the end result of your specific involvement??  Go beyond simply learning!!

    KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES -- Can you expand on Revit Experience?  IE Three-D Modeling such as BIM?  Can you teach others???  Professional Certification -- Do you have an EIT?  Are you seeking an EIT?  Project Experience -- Purdue U -- What was the value of your contribution?  IE Utilize the same format as noted in Shadow Intern.  Talk about any awards?!  Volunteer -- Note Value such as Customer Satisfaction.  Any Innovative (Unique) contribution?  Are you into management?  Do you seek a field activity or office activity or a mix?

    WORKSHOPS -- List them to demonstrate continuous learning!!

    INDUSTRY REFERENCES  -- List the Dean if willing to accept your request.

    RELOCATION -- Are you willing to relocate??

    PROOF READ YOUR RESUME (AGAIN) -- I did NOT observe ANY spelling error and the communication is crisp and sharp.  Please keep the resume current and update often.  Do NOT fear going to two pages (or greater) if you can fill them with your excellent achievements.  Great Job!!

    KNOWLEDGE READING --  Please read these two paperback books, if you have the time.

    Writing Excellence by Lee Clark Jones (Pathway Excellence Series) Thomson Delmar Learning 2006.
    { I had the opportunity to meet Lee.  Lee inspired me. }

    Principle Centered Leadership by Stephen Covey (Franklin Covey Company) 1991.
    { Leadership Guru. }

    Remember that your resume is ever developing and growing.  NOT static!!  Keep updating and sustain your vision.

    Wishing you and your family excellent health over the holidays!!

    All the best,

    David

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    David Drevinsky P.E., M.ASCE
    Program Manager
    General Services Admin
    Wayland MA
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  • 10.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 19 days ago
    Hello,

    I would greatly appreciate a resume review! I am recent grad (May 2018) who is wanting to move to the private sector as a environmental or water resources engineering consultant. I have spent the last few years for a stormwater treatment manufacturer, as seen on the resume! Let me know how you think it looks as is, and if you have any revisions that would help me land an interview and job offer :)

    Thanks,
    Daniel

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    Daniel Smith A.M.ASCE
    Regional Sales Manager
    West Sacramento CA
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  • 11.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 15 days ago

    Hi Daniel,

     

    Your resume is very professional and clearly formatted, making it easy to see your knowledge, skills and abilities.  This is important, since you want to make sure that your resume is clear and understandable to recruiters, HR departments and hiring managers. 

     

    I had a few suggested edits for your consideration:

     

    • Consider adding a section to the top of your resume that clearly indicates your career objective.  That way companies will be able to "connect" with you as a person and a potential match for the job.  For example, from your post, it sounds like you are interested in consulting, so one idea might be "Environmental engineering graduate with X years of experience seeking a position with an environmental or water resources engineering consultant"
    • In the section about your education and coursework, suggest retitling as "Relevant Coursework" and then reordering the list to lead with the most relevant classes.  For example: Environmental Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Water/Wastewater Treatment, Hydrologic Design, Assessment/Diagnosis of Impaired Waters,  Environmental Remediation Technologies, Pollutant Fate and Transport, Hydraulic Structures… and then list the other civil engineering courses and finally the more general engineering and science coursework.  Depending on the specific job, you could also fine tune the order.  For example, the job is in water treatment design, lead with that, followed by the other courses in the order that seems to best match what the employer is looking for.
    • For your experience, when listing your experience with each employer, start off with the bullets that describe your technical experience and then your project management experience.  For any sales experience, think of how to describe what you did in terms of what is typically done in a consulting firm. Hiring managers in consulting need to be able to clearly see how your sales experience maps to the work that they do.  I have some specific ideas, which I will send to you separately.
    • For your student research, if the particular job that you are applying for is not in the area of pavement, try and reword this section to more closely show how your research and lab experience matches what is needed for your potential job.  I have some ideas on how to describe your work more in the abstract, which I will send separately.
    • Very impressive awards, activities and academic achievements!  You might consider consolidating some of the bullets in the first section to save some space, in case you need more room to more fully describe your work experience.

     

     

     

    Best wishes in your career!

     

    - Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Z. Bialek, PE.  M. ASCE




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    Elizabeth Bialek P.E., M.ASCE
    Engineering Manager
    East Bay Municipal Utility District
    Oakland CA
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  • 12.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 19 days ago
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    Good day,
    My resume is attached, thank you for your service.

    Thank you,
    Shazoi Hall
    Ignite Presidential Fellow
    BS Civil Engineering '24
    Clarkson University
    Email: halls@...


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    Shazoi Hall S.M.ASCE
    Potsdam NY
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    Shazoi Hall Resume.pdf   68 KB 1 version


  • 13.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 15 days ago
    Shazoi,

    I have reviewed your resume and it is laid out well and easy to follow.  Attached are come comments that will help to improve and make your resume stronger.

    Please let me know if you have nay questions on my comments.


    Thanks.

    Mike Pniewski, P.E., P.S. , F. ASCE
    Lucas County Engineer


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    Michael Pniewski P.E., P.S., F.ASCE
    University of Toledo
    Toledo OH
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  • 14.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 19 days ago
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    Dear Rebecca Waldrup,

    Greetings,
    Herewith I have attached my resume, please find it in the attachments.

    Kind Regards,
    Alamirew Mulugeta Tola

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    Alamirew Mulugeta Tola S.M.ASCE
    PhD student
    Rostock
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    Attachment(s)

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    Resume_AMT.pdf   273 KB 1 version


  • 15.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hello,

    I very much like your resume, it is neat, and very well organized.  I would, however, remove the PERSONAL INFORMATION section.  Especially for public positions, you are given a separate application page that asks that specific information and meets current legal requirements.  In its place you might want to insert 2 or 3 sentences that outline your career objective or target position.

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    Dennis Randolph P.E., M.ASCE
    Director of Public Works
    Kalamazoo MI
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  • 16.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 19 days ago
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    Hello,  I'm Dinesh Gundavaram a Ph.D. student. I have attached my resume for review. Thank you

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    Dinesh Gundavaram S.M.ASCE
    Research Scholar
    Patna
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    Dinesh_resume.pdf   215 KB 1 version


  • 17.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hello Dinesh,

    Wow, it looks like you have achieved a lot during your academic career!  Great job!

    Here are a few of my recommendations to strengthen your resume if applying for a federal public sector position:
    • Remove your photograph and declaration.  I don't think that the declaration is necessary and USAJobs recommends against including photos on your resume (https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-leave-out/).
    • Add an "Objective" section where you identify the specific position that you are seeking.
    • Possibly combine "Subjects Taught" and "Dissertation and Thesis" into a Professional or Work Experiences section.
      • Within that Professional or Work Experiences section, you could list those Teaching Positions and Thesis/Dissertations.  I would read and analyze the job announcement you are applying to.  I would then add bullets under the Teaching Positions and Thesis/Dissertations and explain the skills and duties that are relevant to the job announcement.  Things to consider when outlining your Professional or Work Experience - What did you do as a Teaching Assistant that is relevant to the position you are applying?  Which parts of the content and/or preparation of your Dissertations/Thesis are relevant to the position you are applying?  You'll really want to highlight those.
    Finally, pay particular attention to the resume and application requirements outlined on USAjobs.  Here are a couple of references to assist:
    • https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/
    • https://collaborate.asce.org/careerbydesign/member-voices

    Good luck and wishing you the best!

    Ashley

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    Ashley Rose-Nalin P.E., L.S., M.ASCE
    SABER Program Manager
    Tullahoma TN
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  • 18.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 19 days ago
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    My name is Danielle Miller, and I am a senior civil engineering student at Saint Louis University. My resume is attached thank you!

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    Danielle Miller S.M.ASCE
    Student
    River Falls WI
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    Danielle Miller.pdf   5.81 MB 1 version


  • 19.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 12 days ago
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    Danielle,

    Excellent resume.  I really thought the formatting was unique and different.  I have made some minor editorial comments to hopefully assist you.

    Congratulations on passing the FE and as you gain experience, my recommendation is to get your PE asap - you have worked this hard to become an Engineer, why not become a "professional" one.

    Good luck to you in the future.

    Mike

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    Michael Wallace P.E., M.ASCE
    Senior Engineer of Construction
    Port Auth Of NY & NJ
    Jersey City NJ
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  • 20.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hello Danielle,

    You have a very nice resume and a good start on your career.  One little item you might think about... As a local government engineer (and an adjunct professor for over 20 years), I tend not to look at GPA's (and you have a nice one).  I know the Federal Government, and probably some state governments look at GPA's and transcripts, but down in the trenches where I have spent my life, just the fact that you graduated was all the initiation I needed an  engineer to have and a willingness to do some of the neat things you have already done.  So depending on the position you are going after you may want to keep or not.

    Dennis Randolph

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    Dennis Randolph P.E., M.ASCE
    Director of Public Works
    Kalamazoo MI
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  • 21.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 18 days ago
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    Good morning,

    My name is Mike Olson.  I am an Civil/Env. Engineer looking for a fresh look at a resume with lots of experience - both engineering and work outside of engineering.  Thank you for your time in reviewing my resume.

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    Michael Olson EIT, A.M.ASCE
    Civil/Environmental Engineer
    Queensbury NY
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  • 22.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 13 days ago
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    Michael,

    You have done a great job on your resumes already! I have attached my comments on your resume. You have a very diverse background and skill set that would do well in almost any civil engineering career.  If you plan to look for a career in the federal workforce, take a look at the tips that we put together here:
    Resume Tips For Government Job Seekers

    If the agency that you are seeking employment with has a native resume system, similar to USAJOBS, I would recommend you use that over a PDF or scanned in version of your resume. You can usually expand greatly on your experiences on these systems and they have have backside tools that are used by Human Resources that search and grade your resume. USAJOBS will allow you to have multiple resumes and searches looking for positions in different civil engineering disciplines. With the diverse background you have, tailoring your resume with key words to the position you are applying for would be helpful.

    Best of Luck in your search!
    ______________________________________________________
    Joe Woliver, P.E., M. ASCE
    Chief Geotechnical Engineer
    Naval Facilities Engineering Command
    ______________________________________________________


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    Joseph Woliver P.E., M.ASCE
    Chief Geotechnical Engineer
    Naval Facilities Eng. Cmd. (NAVFAC)
    Virginia Beach VA
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  • 23.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 18 days ago
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    Hii Becky,
    Thanks for running this workshop,
    Kindly find my resume in the attachment.
    Regards,
    Ravish Mohmmed

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    Ravish Mohmmed S.M.ASCE
    Brantford ON
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  • 24.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 16 days ago
    Ravish:

    OVERALL FIRST IMPRESSION -- I would hire you to work on our Land Port of Entry Projects!!  Our Agency has many Northern Sites!!  It seems that field activity in lieu of office actively is your vision.

    KANGARO --

    "Projects Completed" is shown in bold font.  This seems to be a distraction from the logical flow and theme of your resume.  Perhaps realign your thoughts to be a little more consistent?!

    Please be "more specific" with reference to collaboration.  For Example -- Follow-Up??  Estimate??  Negotiate??  Validate??  Verify??

    What was the extent of your analysis?  What was the task order magnitude?  Were any assignments completed under tight time lines and / or under emergency response action?  Did you report directly to the Chief Officer?

    What specific tasks involved scheduling?  Critical Path??  Look-Ahead??  Schedule of Values??

    Please name the "Clients" and / or get those references!!  Simply being vague will disable reviewer faith in your credentials.

    What kind of documenting was conducted on your behalf?  Did you write QA / QC reports??

    What involvement did you have around meetings?  Did you establish the Agenda??  Did you monitor and follow-through on the action items with a direct report to the Chief Officer??

    Talk about supply chain.  For Example -- Ordering of Material.

    No abbreviations!!  For Example -- "BOQ"  should be spelled out.

    SR CONSTRUCTION --

    What kind of reports??  Engineering??  Financial??

    QA / QC was conducted around what specific code / standard??  ASTM??  ISO 9000??  Safety Standard??

    PUBLIC WORKS --

    Please be specific with reference to Administration Work Activity.  For Example -- Accounting??

    Please specify material type(s) such as Steel, Concrete, Wood, Plastics and other.  This will demonstrate your knowledge-base is beyond the average candidate.  This will leverage your ability.

    TECHNICAL SKILLS -- Please provide the member number in lieu of "member."  This will enable the reviewer to witness that membership is active and / or current.  For Example -- You did NOT let them expire!!

    LOGISTICS -- Please repeat your name, address, telephone number and e-mail on each page.  Also, list the job announcement!!

    KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES -- Progressive Experience / Knowledge / Skill is shown.  I recommend expanding upon BIG CONSTRUCTION ($10M, $100M...?), TEAMS (Diverse?? Size??), TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING (IE Pavement Management, Security, Scheduling, Traffic), RISK MANAGEMENT (Talk about Type IE Monte Carlo, Probability, Strategic), SCHEDULING (IE Time Lines -- Was this critical path analysis??), ESTIMATING (IE Take-Offs).

    "PROOF READ" YOUR ENTIRE RESUME -- Spell out RCC!!  Reinforced Concrete??  NO abbreviations and / slang language!!  Check capitalization throughout your resume as it is inconsistent (do NOT capitalize to over emphasize), rather, consider utilization of consistent color font (blue tint in bold) at each major heading and sub-heading (red rust in bold).  Check "Iden" and Identity (seems like a run-on sentence / incomplete thought).  Check learnt (do you mean to say I learned??).  Perhaps have a friend proof read each others and blend ideas?!

    UNIQUE SKILLS -- Did you contribute in proposal negotiation?  (IE enabling a successful award of contract).  Do you have an EIT, PE, PMP??  The PMP actually has PMP-in-Training (check it out).  Be certain to talk about your specific skills as these skills relate to the job announcement.  For Example -- NOT everything on the resume!!  However, threads of connectivity.

    WORD TO THE WISE -- Please, NO LINKS such as your e-mail unless you are prepared to maintain ALL of the content.  My thinking is that if the link does NOT open, then you lost the interview.

    INDUSTRY REFERENCES -- Please list three professional references in lieu of "available upon request."

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT -- Are you able to relocate?  Research the company of choice prior (your vision) to a formal job announcement.  Network with their people and show an interest that could develop into an interview and job.

    PROFILE STATEMENT -- This summarizes yourself (in brief) and talks about your vision.  Typically, this statement follows the OBJECTIVE.

    TO DO -- Rework your resume a little more before going to market and you will be fine.  Good job!!  Additionally, please "Post" a professional self-photograph on the Career by Design.  This opens the door of collaboration for you.

    SUGGESTED READING --  If you have time, then please read the following.

    Writing Excellence by Lee Clark Johns (Pathway Excellence Series) Thomson Del Mar Learning 2006.
    { I had the opportunity to meet Lee.  Lee inspired me!! }

    Principle Centered Leadership by Stephen Covey (Franklin Covey Company) 1991.
    { Hopefully, this will leverage you vision. }

    Wishing you and your family excellent health over the holidays!!

    All the best,

    David

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    David Drevinsky P.E., M.ASCE
    Program Manager
    General Services Admin
    Wayland MA
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  • 25.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 18 days ago
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    Hello, I am Amit Rao.
    Thank you for holding this workshop.
    I am currently in my last semester of MEng Civil Engineering and will be looking for jobs very soon.
    This workshop will provide me with good feedback and, I will learn a lot about resumes.
    Thank you once again,
    Warm Regards
    Amit Rao

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    Amit Rao S.M.ASCE
    Brampton ON
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    AMIT RAO1.docx   21 KB 1 version


  • 26.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hi Amit,

    I reviewed your resume and have the following suggestions:

    You have a good summary of your skills at the top of the resume and you also list software skills there; then at the bottom you list certifications, some of which are for software, and some of which overlap with your skills summary. I would suggest combining skills and certifications so there is less overlap and redundancy- you could list your skills at the top along with relevant certifications, then your software skills at the bottom, along with relevant certifications.

    Your resume lists valuable internship experience and I would suggest expanding on what you did during those internships- for example, state specific things you accomplished while working closely with Project Managers so that prospective employers will know the types of things you can do.

    The relevant coursework part of your resume is very good and I would not recommend any changes there.

    I hope this helps, and please let me know if you have any questions.



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    Ramzi Awwad P.E., M.ASCE
    Torrance CA
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  • 27.  RE: Fall 2021 ASCE Resume Workshop - Public Sector

    Posted 10 days ago
    Thanks sir for your feedback.

    On Wed, Nov 17, 2021, 5:51 PM Ramzi Awwad via ASCE Collaborate <Mail@...> wrote:
    Hi Amit, I reviewed your resume and have the following suggestions: You have a good summary of your skills at the top of the resume and you also... -posted to the "Career By Design" community
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    Nov 17, 2021 7:52 AM
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    Hi Amit,

    I reviewed your resume and have the following suggestions:

    You have a good summary of your skills at the top of the resume and you also list software skills there; then at the bottom you list certifications, some of which are for software, and some of which overlap with your skills summary. I would suggest combining skills and certifications so there is less overlap and redundancy- you could list your skills at the top along with relevant certifications, then your software skills at the bottom, along with relevant certifications.

    Your resume lists valuable internship experience and I would suggest expanding on what you did during those internships- for example, state specific things you accomplished while working closely with Project Managers so that prospective employers will know the types of things you can do.

    The relevant coursework part of your resume is very good and I would not recommend any changes there. 

    I hope this helps, and please let me know if you have any questions. 



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    Ramzi Awwad P.E., M.ASCE
    Torrance CA
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